2023 Technical Competitions Overview

Competitions for the best Industry Paper, Advanced Practices Paper, Student Paper, and Early Career Paper will be held at the conference. Only papers submitted as 20-minute presentation format will be considered for these competitions.

Student Paper Competition: Eligible students are encouraged to submit papers for the Student Paper Competition. These papers will be reviewed in the same manner as all other contributed papers. First, second, and third prizes will be awarded based on content and presentation. To be considered for an award, the student must be a full-time student during the time the work was performed and still be a student on the submission deadline, be the lead author, and personally present the paper at IMS. 

Industry Paper Competition (IPC): Authors from industry are encouraged to submitpapers for the Industry Paper Competition. Papers will be evaluated using the same standards as all contributed papers, the work should highlight technical innovation or state-of-the-art performance. The prize will be awarded based on content. and the prize includes a free advertisement in Microwave Journal or IEEE Microwave Magazine, for the author’s company.

Advanced Practice Paper Competition (APPC): Any author who submits a paper on advanced practices may be entered into the Advanced Practice Paper Competition. A paper on advanced practices describes an innovative RF/microwave design integration technique, process enhancement, and/or combination thereof that results in significant improvements in performance and/or in time to production for RF/microwave components, subsystems, or systems. The prize will be awarded based on content.

NEW! Early Career Paper Competition: This new competition is open to authors from industry, government agencies, and post-doctoral candidates, with less than 10 years of professional experience, and who are not full-time students or faculty members. The first-named author on the paper will be the qualifying author. These papers will be reviewed in the same manner as all other contributed papers, and the prize will be awarded based on content and presentation.

Student Design Competitions: All eligible students or student teams are invited to participate in the International Microwave Symposium 2022 Student Design Competitions (SDCs). The competition encourages students to employ creative problem solving and gain practical design experience by developing a circuit, or system to address a problem stated in the competition rules while following specified constraints.